Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Clemson Tigers Pick-Odds-Predictions 1/15/14
Clemson Tigers (11-4) at Virginia Tech Hokies (8-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Cassell Coliseum)
The Line: Virginia Tech Hokies +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The Clemson Tigers travel to Virginia Tech to play the Hokies on Wednesday night.
Clemson improved to 11-4 on the year after beating Duke at home 72-59 on Saturday. The Tigers shot 47.2% field and 36.4% three-point range. Clemson reached the free-throw line 30 times and only made 60% of their attempts. Jason Blossomgame had career highs of 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Tigers. K.J. McDaniels had 24 points and 10 rebounds for Clemson. On the year, McDaniels averages a team-high 17 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Rod Hall is averaging 10.5 points per game and a team-high 3.9 assists per game. Clemson is shooting 43.2% from the field and averaging 67 points per game. The Tigers are a great rebounding team, pulling down an average of 39.9 boards per game. Clemson doesn’t do a great job distributing the ball on offense, averaging only 11.3 assists per game as a team this season. Clemson has won three out of their last four games and they are 1-2 on the road this year.
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Virginia Tech dropped to 8-7 on the year after losing to Boston College 62-59 on Saturday. The Hokies shot 35.1% from the field and 31.8% from long distance in the loss. The Hokies reached the free throw line 21 times and shot only 57.1%. Jarrell Eddie finished with only 10 points for the Hokies, making just 3 of 14 from the floor. Adam Smith led the Hokies with 12 points, while C.J. Barksdale added 11 points. On the year, Eddie averages a team-high 16.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Smith is averaging 12.7 points per game, while Devin Wilson averages a team-high 4.9 assists per contest. As a team, the Hokies average 71.5 points per game while shooting 43.2% from the field. Virginia Tech is a good rebounding team, pulling down 40.1 per game. The Hokies have lost two straight games and four of their last five heading into this matchup.
Virginia Tech and Clemson have split the last six meetings, with Virginia Tech winning the last meetings by 8 points at Clemson. Clemson may be due for a letdown after a big win at home against Duke on Saturday. Virginia Tech is trying to play consistent basketball but they are struggling on both ends of the floor. I’m going to side with the better team on the road, Clemson.